2022-2023 Season; Hopes, Dreams, Wishes, Analysis & Predictions

gmujim92

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this Saint Louis team could be one of the best A-10 teams ever IMO. Super odd Dayton gets love over them

*Edit Davidson also has a legit chance to be hot garbage this year
National media looooooves DaRon Holmes II and is skeptical of Travis Ford.

Also agree completely on Davidson … not sure what folks are seeing but if they finish ahead of us, it means things have gone very very wrong in Fairfax.
 

sleeperpick

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National media looooooves DaRon Holmes II and is skeptical of Travis Ford.

Also agree completely on Davidson … not sure what folks are seeing but if they finish ahead of us, it means things have gone very very wrong in Fairfax.
way overhyping Foster Loyer... he was their third best player last year but people act like he was more important than Lee and Luka. wild world.

I am also skeptical of Travis Ford but with Perkins back this team has a Obi Toppin Dayton type of ceiling this year IMO
 

gmujim92

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way overhyping Foster Loyer... he was their third best player last year but people act like he was more important than Lee and Luka. wild world.

I am also skeptical of Travis Ford but with Perkins back this team has a Obi Toppin Dayton type of ceiling this year IMO
The only ways I see SLU underachieving are if Collins gets hurt for an extended period (his backup is a true freshman) or Ford is unable to manage all of the mouths that need to be fed and team chemistry implodes. Their top-end talent (Okoro, Perkins, Pickett, Jimerson, Collins) is the best in the league IMHO.
 

BBride

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Image from today's practice. Gallery up later. Hopefully I can get to another couple practices before the season opener.
 

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Great stuff Bill.... you the man.

Blake looks to be a bit bigger in the arms and chest from last year. Wonder how many pounds he added in the offseason.
 

Quentin Daniels

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Great stuff Bill.... you the man.

Blake looks to be a bit bigger in the arms and chest from last year. Wonder how many pounds he added in the offseason.

He was listed at 200 in the 21-22 Media Day Prospectus

Currently listed at 216 in the 22-23 Quick Facts Guide

And at 220 on the website bio page

So somewhere in the neighborhood of 16-20 lbs.
 

BBride

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This is a great pic. Love the length on Ticket. Just an absolute match-up nightmare.

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Ticket will be a handful on defense. He is also becoming a deep threat. In the practices I've been to he's been working on his outside shooting. Look for some threes from him. I'm psyched for his progress. This is going to be a fun team to watch this season!
 

gmujim92

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The Almanac was released yesterday. Mason was picked 7th behind Dayton, VCU, SLU, Loyola, Davidson and Richmond.

Their writers, like many others, give a lot of credence to the established brands (Loyola, Davidson) and recency bias (Richmond). The huge personnel losses all of those teams sustained are minimized, while our one glaring question mark (PG) is magnified.

Let’s hope they look like a bunch of dumb dumbs come March.
 

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Nice to see rothstein give Mason some attention. Program deserves it. He mentions that they should be right around 4th best in the league behind Dayton vcu and SLU.

That’s where I’d expect Mason to be as well. I know the biggest question is pg play but I’m going to be optimistic today and say it won’t be an issue and the guys will be ready to roll.
 

Quentin Daniels

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Their writers, like many others, give a lot of credence to the established brands (Loyola, Davidson) and recency bias (Richmond). The huge personnel losses all of those teams sustained are minimized, while our one glaring question mark (PG) is magnified.

I think you're right. But I also can't really blame them too much. Those other programs/teams/coaches have proven it and we haven't.

So many times in the past I thought we were right there. And should've been w/a team that included Otis Livingston, Justin Kier (Arizona), Jordan Miller (Miami), Javon Greene (South Florida), Jaire Grayer (TCU), all-everything transfer Jarred Reuter, and Frosh Phenom Goanar Mar who'd averaged nearly 11 PPG and was definitely going to come back even better. I mean, he certainly wasn't going to regress every year after that, that'd be insane to even think about barring catastrophic injuries.
 

gmujim92

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I think you're right. But I also can't really blame them too much. Those other programs/teams/coaches have proven it and we haven't.

So many times in the past I thought we were right there. And should've been w/a team that included Otis Livingston, Justin Kier (Arizona), Jordan Miller (Miami), Javon Greene (South Florida), Jaire Grayer (TCU), all-everything transfer Jarred Reuter, and Frosh Phenom Goanar Mar who'd averaged nearly 11 PPG and was definitely going to come back even better. I mean, he certainly wasn't going to regress every year after that, that'd be insane to even think about barring catastrophic injuries.
This year’s team would wipe the floor with that team. Oduro would go for 50 without breaking a sweat.
 
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The Almanac was released yesterday. Mason was picked 7th behind Dayton, VCU, SLU, Loyola, Davidson and Richmond.

Their writers, like many others, give a lot of credence to the established brands (Loyola, Davidson) and recency bias (Richmond). The huge personnel losses all of those teams sustained are minimized, while our one glaring question mark (PG) is magnified.

Let’s hope they look like a bunch of dumb dumbs come March.
Honestly, while the Almanac's preview is fun to read, there's not really any new info. They do say we could finish top 5 if the PG situation is resolved.

The Almanac also says KE is in a "Jump Seat" to move up soon, adding "English is an attractive target for high-major ADs".
 

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